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View Results: Feet forward or upright?
I prefer the feet forward seating position. 15 28.85%
I prefer the more upright seating position. 33 63.46%
None of the above, scooters are for sissies. 4 7.69%
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:21 AM   #1
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Feet forward or upright?

I know comfort is subjective so I'm curious as to whether scooter riders prefer the maxi style, feet forward seating position or the more upright position offered on something like the SH300. Just consider the comfort of the seating position and not the practicality of the whole scooter.
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:29 AM   #2
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prefer upright by a good margin but am also a sissy, so....
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:48 AM   #3
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Like both, upright sucks on a Forza 300

I have a Honda Forza 300 and an Elite 80 both offer upright and forward positions. Ironically on the much smaller 80 both positions fit perfect. On the 300 the upright position is terribly uncomfortable due to the toes being positioned very much down, not flat, forcing me to "prefer" the forward position on this bike. Something anyone considering a Forza should look out for if it matters to them.
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:37 AM   #4
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I prefer the upright. I'm 6'1" with a 34 inch inseam so I'm wondering if that is why I feel less comfortable on some maxi's. The problem I have is that my knees end up being higher than my hips kind of like sitting in a desk chair with your feet resting on a phone book.
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:44 AM   #5
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This has always been a big deal for me because of my finicky lower back.

My first scoot was a 250cc Honda Elite. I could go feet forward or upright.

IMHO a foot forward riding positions works best with a backrest. I had a Shadow VLX that was made more comfy when I added a Utopia backrest.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:04 AM   #6
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No place to vote for both ?
On my Downtown 300 its feet down. On the other hand my SYM RV 200 is feet down, feet forward, feet crossed. Whatever.

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Old 03-01-2015, 07:44 AM   #7
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Prefer upright in traffic, feet forward on the highway. But as long as I can move my feet around, I'm good. No pegs.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:09 AM   #8
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The PCX allows either position. I am an upright kinda guy, and find that preferable. If riding for a while, I will change positions and occasionally use the feet forward... but the suspension on the PCX can be a bit abrupt over rough surfaces... much easier on the ol' bones with the upright position.

I guess I am consistent. Over the years, I had 9 Harleys - never one with forward controls. Yep, upright.

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Old 03-01-2015, 08:38 AM   #9
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Utopia backrest make a world of difference for me on the SWing.

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Old 03-01-2015, 08:47 AM   #10
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Foot forward is OK for short rides. Long distance ease is necessitated with spreading body weight over as many points as possible. Feet forward drops everything on your tail bone.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:09 AM   #11
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Feet forward drops everything on your tail bone.
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Long rides, I gotta have feet forward. Never had a tailbone issue.
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:33 AM   #12
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I did...I solved it with an Airhawk 2. (The stock Burgman seat sucks rocks.)
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:58 PM   #13
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I prefer upright, but find I move my feet around regularly, but spend more time upright.
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:11 PM   #14
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I did...I solved it with an Airhawk 2. (The stock Burgman seat sucks rocks.)
Yepper. I never sit on anything without a ROHO product under my butt.

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Old 03-01-2015, 01:12 PM   #15
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On the long haul I prefer the feet forward seating along with back support. Where more traffic is present, sitting upright is better for seeing, being seen and maneuvering.
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